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A Mighty Jazz Duo: Don Thompson and Pat Coleman to Perform in Mill Bay Benefit Concert

July 20, 2009

The opportunity to hear two legendary jazz musicians of the stature of multi-instrumentalist Don Thompson and guitarist Pat Coleman performing as a duo doesn’t come along everyday, but it is happening tomorrow (Tuesday, July 21) in Mill Bay at Sylvan United Church thanks to the efforts of Pat Selman and her Church Mice Productions.

With Thompson on the west coast this summer to teach at the Victoria Conservatory and up-island in Phil Dwyer’s program, Selman grabbed the opportunity to put these two great players on stage together.

There have been some classic duo performances involving guitarists captured on tape over the years: Fraser MacPherson (sax) and Oliver Gannon (I Didn’t Know About You), Ron Carter (bass) and Jim Hall (Alone Together), Bill Evans (piano) and Jim Hall (Undercurrents), Scott Hamilton (sax) and Bucky Pizzarelli (The Red Door); along with  Don Thompson’s own collaboration with Ed Bickert (At the Garden Party).

With Bickert no longer performing, it’s hard to imagine a better guitarist teaming up with Thompson than Pat Coleman. This show will be an absolute treat, and while drums (one of the four instruments Thompson plays) likely won’t be in the mix, bass and piano probably will be. And who knows, Thompson might even break out the vibes.

Tickets are $20 and the doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7 pm. Proceeds will benefit the Cowichan Valley Hospice Society.

What: Hospice benefit by Don Thompson and Pat Coleman
When: July 21, 7 p.m.
Where: Sylvan United Church, 985 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Rd.
Tickets: $20 at Cardino’s, plus Ten Old and Volume One bookstores. Call 250-743-4301

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